U.S. Geological Survey

Estimated use of water in the United States in 1990.
Total water withdrawals by water-use category


                    Table 3.  Total water withdrawals by water-use category and water-resources region, 1990
            [Figures may not add to totals because of independent rounding. All values in million gallons per day]
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                     PUBLIC          COMMER- 
                     SUPPLY DOMESTIC  CIAL  IRRIGATION  LIVESTOCK   INDUSTRIAL        MINING       THERMOELECTRIC        TOTAL
  REGION             ------ -------- ------ ----------  --------- --------------  --------------   --------------   ---------------
                      Fresh   Fresh   Fresh   Fresh       Fresh   Fresh   Saline  Fresh   Saline   Fresh   Saline   Fresh   Saline
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New England           1,400    169     133      120        8.1      479     68      20       0.0   2,400    9,090    4,730   9,160
Mid Atlantic          5,980    396     133      197      100      1,730  1,470     387      30    12,200   25,000   21,100  26,500
South Atlantic-Gulf   4,850    659     134    4,450      350      2,810     94     437       9.1  19,700   10,700   33,400  10,800
Great Lakes           4,340    283     108      290       92      4,190      3.7   249       7.7  22,800        0   32,400      11
Ohio                  2,530    360      89       68      132      2,370      0   1,000      22    23,900        0   30,400      22

Tennessee 511 56 56 27 201 1,190 0 92 0 7,070 0 9,200 0 Upper Mississippi 1,890 371 260 392 269 967 0 154 4.2 16,500 0 20,800 4.2 Lower Mississippi 1,040 90 92 7,380 1,070 2,620 67 40 0 5,640 1,060 18,000 1,120 Souris-Red-Rainy 72 22 .3 98 21 49 0 8.2 0 26 0 295 0 Missouri Basin 1,620 139 40 24,800 415 171 0 279 37 10,000 0 37,500 37

Arkansas-White-Red 1,400 118 165 8,390 359 368 0 74 291 4,530 0 15,400 291 Texas-Gulf 2,520 79 57 5,100 156 741 1,460 130 399 4,710 3,150 13,500 5,010 Rio Grande 533 23 20 5,290 33 12 0 66 39 18 0 6,000 39 Upper Colorado 118 10 6.3 6,590 117 5.4 0 51 28 177 0 7,080 28 Lower Colorado 1,070 39 29 6,060 98 174 0 170 .7 109 .4 7,750 1.2

Great Basin 610 15 16 6,300 37 106 2.3 83 110 31 0 7,200 112 Pacific Northwest 1,580 220 718 31,800 620 1,030 36 15 0 355 0 36,300 36 California 5,750 313 271 28,300 405 130 25 22 310 246 11,400 35,400 11,700 Alaska 92 6.9 18 .6 .6 111 0 25 357 31 0 284 357 Hawaii 238 9.9 40 755 7.2 43 .6 1.4 0 95 1,550 1,190 1,550 Caribbean 411 8.2 .8 140 8.9 11 51 2.6 0 2.6 2,570 585 2,620 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total 38,500 3,390 2,390 137,000 4,500 19,300 3,270 3,310 1,650 131,000 64,500 339,000 69,400 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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